Here are podcasts I’ve participated in that explore business from an evolutionary perspective.
This View of Life
No Best Way, with Stephen Colarelli
Here’s an episode I recorded with Stephen Colarelli for This View of Life Podcast.
Steve and I discuss the application of evolutionary psychology to Human Resource Management. We cover Steve’s career, and his books No Best Way: An Evolutionary Perspective on Human Resource Management, and The Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior (which Steve co-edited with his colleague Richard Arvey). We also explore the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on working life.
We recorded this episode on the 12th May 2021.
Human Nature at Work, with Andrew O’Keeffe
Andrew O’Keeffe and I recorded this episode for This View of Life Podcast.
We talk about Andrew’s work helping leaders make better sense of the human dimension of their role, so that they can work with, rather than against, human nature. We also discuss the coronavirus pandemic, and its potential long-term impacts on working practices.
Recorded 7th October, 2020.
Managing the Human Animal, with Nigel Nicholson
In This View of Life Podcast episode, Nigel Nicholson and I discuss the application of evolutionary psychology to business and management. We cover Nigel Nicholson’s academic career, and his books Managing the Human Animal, Family Wars and The “I” of Leadership. We also explore the impacts of the pandemic on the world of work.
Recorded 1st September, 2020.
Evolutionary Mismatch in the Workplace, with Mark van Vugt
Mark van Vugt and I discuss his book Mismatch, coauthored with Ronald Giphart. We then delve into the science of evolutionary mismatches, and how this knowledge can help us understand human behaviour in modern settings, such as the workplace.
Recorded December 23rd, 2019.
The Dissenter: Evolutionary Organisational Psychology
In this episode, Ricardo Lopes and I explore the application of evolutionary psychology to the business world. We start by tackling the concept of evolutionary mismatch, and then go through some examples of how it applies to the modern workplace— such as Dunbar’s number, hierarchy and leadership, and work stress.
Recorded January 29th, 2020.